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IPv6 in FreeBSD
I was asked by the organizers of the Global IPv6 Summit
in India to talk on IPv6 support in FreeBSD. The conference was
held between Jan 3rd and Jan 5th, 2001 at Bangalore, India.
I have made the slides that I presented at this summit available here
as PDF and as LaTeX
Using LaTeX to make presentations
These slides have been prepared using various slide making macro
packages available off the 'Net. In particular ifmslide,
seminar and TeXPower were used, though
I ended up not using the dynamic presentation features that TeXPower
I found that the following points about FreeBSD were well received
by the audience at this talk:
Release Engineering Practices
The dual development lines (-STABLE, -CURRENT) model implemented by the
project and how this helped keep the balance between new development
and the end-user need for stability.
The fact that over three quarters of changes to the source tree
come from FreeBSD's users and how committers act as reviewers and
guardians of code quality.
How the Ports framework worked in combining IPv6 patches from the KAME
project with FreeBSD specific patches allowing many applications to be
IPv6 capable with the minimum fuss.
IPv6 ready now: Demonstration!
I was able to demonstrate a working IPv6 setup where most of the other
speakers were still talking about roadmaps. Specifically, I retrieved
a web page over IPv6 (using
and captured the resulting IPv6 traffic. I used an IP protocol
) to step into the protocol and demonstrate
FreeBSD's IPv6 implementation. This demonstration of IPv6 in action
was very well received by the audience.
Sat Apr 21 22:53:24 2007